January 2015 - African Business Magazine

Sahal message – Songhai Blues

You would be forgiven if thought that you have heard the music on Gandadiko before, that it seems oddly familiar. For Gandadiko is the fourth …

Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything

The essence of this book is a stark warning: time is running out. Published simultaneously in America and the UK is September 2014, This Changes …

Malawi: Little sachets of evil?

The Malawian government is facing down pressure from civil society to ban the sale of cheap and potent sachets of liquor, which campaigners believe is …

Ghana: An uninspiring and lazy tax?

The Ghanaian Finance Ministry has released a new raft of potentially unpopular tax measures aimed at boosting government revenues and reining in an unsustainable twin …

Nigeria: Belt-tightening time again

The current slump in the price of oil in the global market has forced the Nigerian government to announce austerity measures aimed at cushioning its …

Beginning of the end for ANC?

The African National Congress is facing political turmoil as cracks appear in the ‘tripartite alliance’ between the ANC, the unions and the Communist Party. The …

Aluminium prices soar

Indonesia’s ban on the export of raw bauxite, used to make aluminium, and the auto industry opting to use the metal instead of steel is …